Connect with Distant Lands

01/25/14 at 08:00pm • Memorial Chapel

Concert Overview

Leave the freeways and orange groves behind and journey north to the fjords, the glaciers, and the stunning beauty of Norway and Finland. Sibelius and Grieg are our guides to the vibrant landscapes and cultures with which they so proudly infused their music.

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Jean Sibelius

Orchestration

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, strings

Notes

Finland’s Jean Sibelius is perhaps the most important composer associated with nationalism in music and one of the most influential in the development of the symphony and symphonic poem. Finlandia became the composer’s most enduring work, in part because of the political climate in Finland at the time of its creation.

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Orchestration

solo piano, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings

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Grieg’s biggest work in terms of power and gesture is the Piano Concerto in A minor. Only 25 at the time of its composition, Grieg was able to exhibit a degree of maturity in his handling of the concerto form that few have equaled.

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Orchestration

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings

Notes

The music of Jean Sibelius has been considered the very embodiment of the Finnish soul for so long that it is surprising to realize that his nationalism developed rather late in his youth.

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"Northern Lights" sparks interest in ...

02/06/14 • by Lucette Moramarco • Fallbrook Village News

Having gone on a cruise around Norway last summer, one concert on the Fallbrook Music Society’s program caught my eye – "Northern Lights," featuring the music of two Scandinavian composers played by the Redlands Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 26

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Redlands Symphony Orchestra, pianist ...

01/27/14 • by Betty Tyler • The Redlands Daily Facts

There was plenty of struggle and triumph in Saturday night’s music — and melodies to melt the iciest heart. But the music’s power and beauty were expressed in the accents of Grieg’s Norway and Sibelius’ Finland.

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Redlands Symphony 01/25/14 at 08:00pm

Memorial Chapel 1200 E. Colton Ave.Redlands, CA 92373 Get Directions


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